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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:05 PM
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"There is no compensation for the dense, black cloud of fear that hangs over the head of every Iraqi
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 06:09 PM by Flabbergasted
Fear of things so out of ones hands, it borders on the ridiculous- like whether your name is 'too Sunni' or 'too Shia'. Fear of the larger things- like the Americans in the tank, the police patrolling your area in black bandanas and green banners, and the Iraqi soldiers wearing black masks at the checkpoint."

Again, I can't help but ask myself why this was all done? What was the point of breaking Iraq so that it was beyond repair? Iran seems to be the only gainer. Their presence in Iraq is so well-established, publicly criticizing a cleric or ayatollah verges on suicide. Has the situation gone so beyond America that it is now irretrievable? Or was this a part of the plan all along? My head aches just posing the questions.

What has me most puzzled right now is: why add fuel to the fire? Sunnis and moderate Shia are being chased out of the larger cities in the south and the capital. Baghdad is being torn apart with Shia leaving Sunni areas and Sunnis leaving Shia areas- some under threat and some in fear of attacks. People are being openly shot at check points or in drive by killings Many colleges have stopped classes. Thousands of Iraqis no longer send their children to school- it's just not safe.


Why make things worse by insisting on Saddam's execution now? Who gains if they hang Saddam? Iran, naturally, but who else? There is a real fear that this execution will be the final blow that will shatter Iraq. Some Sunni and Shia tribes have threatened to arm their members against the Americans if Saddam is executed. Iraqis in general are watching closely to see what happens next, and quietly preparing for the worst.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:16 PM
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1. why? to justify the surge
Always assume the worst, cynical, evil about the Bushes and you won't be wrong.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:17 PM
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2. How can we even say we're Sorry!?!? To expect Forgiveness for an
apology? It isn't possible. To say we're Sorry presumes that something can be made "whole" for the asking. What has happened is too Horrible. Unforgivable.

If one life matters, each and every life matters too, and, if not all, then not one. Each is a characteristic of All and this All is a characteristic of Each of it's Eaches.
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Comadreja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:07 PM
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3. There is is no limit
To the evil that the US will sink to in order to keep the car culture alive and well. Expect Israeli-style giant walled prisons and false flag operations to keep Iraqis killing each other so that nobody sees where the oil is going.
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